Field of Science

Capsular Polysaccharide and Pneumococcal Disease

This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for This week looking at the capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Want to know how I know? I wrote it :)

Insert stock photo of pneumo. Check.

It seems a little wrong to blog my own paper but in reality more people will read this blog entry than will read the paper itself, and that’s fine. Its relevance is very narrow and the work very preliminary but really it’s the drive behind the work that is important. So lets talk about Streptococcus pneumoniae (aka the pneumococcus or simply pneumo) for a second to set the scene.

Welcome Canterbury Students!!!

I put up a post a few weeks ago about the double disaster to hit Queensland. First a devastating flood and then a tropical cyclone of all things! Well things haven’t let up for the southern hemisphere. On the 22 of February a massive and devastating earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand the largest city on the south island with a population of 376,000, breaking the city in half.

Damage to the iconic Christchurch Cathedral // Crown Copyright 2011, NZ Defence Force

Money for Kittehs and Puppehs!

I've never asked for money on the blog and I never will, for me anyway. I've always blogged for the fun of it and to improve my writing skills etc. etc.

But this post is a little different, because of this guy.